Joseph Ray Hamilton, Sr.

Holt, Michigan

Joseph died peacefully May 5, 2015.  He was born April 12, 1951 in Flora, IL, to the late Arleigh and Mary (VanAcker) Hamilton.

Joseph was a man known for his amazing kindness, being a doting grandfather, and caregiver to his wife Sharon. He was a true family man, who developed a real passion for cooking for his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharon (Schaub) Hamilton; sons: Joseph (Jenifer) Hamilton, Jr., Daniel Hamilton, and Bryan (Angi) Hamilton; grandchildren: James Keep, Jordan Keep, Jessica Hamilton, Morgan Hamilton, Drew Hamilton, Zachary Hamilton, and Gavin Hamilton; and great-grandchildren: Landon Keep and Hailee Keep. He is also survived by six sisters, three brothers, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Monday, May 11, 2015, at The Capitol City Baptist Church, 5100 E. Willoughby Rd., Holt, with Dr. Daryl L. Franzel, Sr. Pastor, officiating; visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Sparrow Hospice Services.

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